Remembering British Police Officers who Lost their Lives in the Line of Duty
and the former constituent forces of
Edinburgshire Constabulary, Roxburgshire Constabulary,
LEST WE FORGET
PC Richard Pace
Died 1 March 1846
Fatally beaten by a mob who freed a prisoner from the police station.
PC Robert Gourlay
Died 21 December 1876, aged 30
Died from disease caused by injuries received in the execution of his duty.
Det/Off Harry Bromley Pitman
Died 6 May 1880, aged 38
Fatally injured in a fall from his horse while on mounted patrol.
PC David McDonald
Died 20 June 1882, aged 26
Fatally stabbed by a man he had warned regarding his conduct.
PC James McLean
Died 2 December 1894, aged 24
Drowned in Edinburgh Dock when he fell in while on night patrol.
PC James Harte
Died 4 April 1900, aged 38
Collapsed and died while arresting a man for a breach of the peace.
Insp John Scott
Died 27 August 1906, aged 53
While patrolling the line at Dunbar he was struck by a train and killed.
PC William George McKelvie
Died 20 July 1906, aged 34
Fatally injured when violently assaulted arresting a drunken man.
W/man Dugald Campbell
Died 1 January 1812
Fatally injured when bludgeoned during rioting by gangs of youths.
PC William Ford
Died 22 April 1840
Died from head injuries received on 17 March when assaulted by three men.
PC Charles Angus
Died 6 June 1858, aged 24
Fatally stabbed while arresting a deranged man armed with a knife.
PC Thomas Mutch
Died 1 December 1868, aged 29
Received fatal head injuries when bludgeoned during an arrest.
PC George Low
Died 14 March 1881, aged 22
Beaten and stabbed to death by two suspects he was questioning.
Det/Off Thomas Rothnie
Died 14 December 1912, aged 42
Fell from a train at Gretna travelling to London to collect a prisoner.
ACC Robert Chisholm Thomson MBE
Died 16 July 1940, aged 38
Fatally wounded when a drunk soldier shot at his police car in the blackout.
PC Henry Ferrier
Died 1 October 1950, aged 40
Killed when his police patrol car overturned due to a burst tyre.
PC James McArthur Anderson
Died 1 May 1955, aged 41
Killed when the police car he was driving in the early hours crashed.
PC John Mitchell Clark
Died 20 October 1968, aged 45
Found dead on his beat with head injuries apparently having fallen.
PC James Brown
Died 7 February 1962, aged 30
Killed when his police motorcycle accidentally collided with a wagon.
PC John McKenzie
Died 16 January 1964, aged 28
Fatally injured while observer in a police mini van which crashed.
PC James Davidson
Died 15 April 1967, aged 35
Killed in a police car accident while on prisoner escort duty to Glasgow.
Sgt George Thomas Hastie
Died 10 February 1971, aged 40
Collapsed and died while on duty in police headquarters at Hawick.
PC Jack Michael Harvey
Died 5 December 1981, aged 36
Fatally injured when his police patrol car crashed into a wall.
PC David Chalmers Adamson
Died 28 February 1983, aged 29
Killed in a road accident on route to collect urgent medical samples.
Sgt Robert Russell Lumsden
Died 8 August 1986, aged 53
Collapsed and died during a violent struggle with a man while on patrol.
PC Martin Joyce
Died 10 April 1990, aged 31
PC Ian Gray
Died 10 April 1990, aged 43
Both killed when their unmarked police car was in collision with a van.
PC Karen Balfour
Died 5 January 2006, aged 37
Killed when her car was in collision with a van while reporting for duty.
PC Alan McMurray
Died 4 February 2006, aged 39
Killed when struck by a passing van while assisting at an accident scene.
PC David Donald McPherson
Died 23 February 2011, aged 51
Died of a brain haemorrhage suffered while returning home from duty.
PC Stephen George Cully
Died 9 September 2011, aged 41
Collapsed and died of heart failure on a course at Tulliallan Police College.
LEST WE FORGET
Page updated 13 January 2012